Introduction

The battery on the Garmin Nuvi 200W is prone to losing charge over time. It can also fail due to unknown causes, which will require a replacement.

This repair is best done in a clean, dust-free environment. The sensitive electronics inside the Nuvi 200W will not respond will to sand and other small particles. It is also important to leave yourself ample time to effectively navigate the battery removal process.

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  • Peel off the sticker in order to find the two Torx T5 screws.

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  • Remove the two 4mm T5 Torx screws.

What size screwdriver do I need?

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Image 1/3: Once you have a little gap, work it around the whole device with the tool to get separation. Image 2/3: Once you have a little gap, work it around the whole device with the tool to get separation. Image 3/3: Once you have a little gap, work it around the whole device with the tool to get separation.
  • Carefully, using your plastic opening tools find the crease which separates the front and rear covers.

  • Once you have a little gap, work it around the whole device with the tool to get separation.

No connecting cable in the picture. Perhaps include a photo or direct the reader to one in a future step.

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  • After the case front and rear are separated, carefully lay the two sides down without disconnecting or damaging the orange ribbon cable.

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Image 1/3: Make sure to lift up on the white retaining clamp and not the ZIF connector itself. Image 2/3: Slide the orange ribbon cable away from the ZIF connector. Image 3/3: Slide the orange ribbon cable away from the ZIF connector.
  • Carefully use the black spudger to lift the white retaining clamp on the display cable ZIF connector.

    • Make sure to lift up on the white retaining clamp and not the ZIF connector itself.

  • Slide the orange ribbon cable away from the ZIF connector.

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Image 1/2: Gently lift the motherboard away from the rear cover. Take care to not damage the wires or ports that link the motherboard to other components. Image 2/2: Gently lift the motherboard away from the rear cover. Take care to not damage the wires or ports that link the motherboard to other components.
  • Using a screw driver, unscrew the four 2mm screws holding the motherboard in place.

  • Gently lift the motherboard away from the rear cover. Take care to not damage the wires or ports that link the motherboard to other components.

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Image 1/3: Repeat this process for both ports. Image 2/3: Repeat this process for both ports. Image 3/3: Repeat this process for both ports.
  • Using the black spudger, apply pressure to nudge the plug out of its port.

  • Repeat this process for both ports.

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Image 1/3: Be careful because the battery is glued to the rear cover, so it does take some force to separate. Image 2/3: Once you have a gap big enough, pull the battery off the cover. Image 3/3: Once you have a gap big enough, pull the battery off the cover.
  • Using your opening tools, separate the battery from the top side. Very slowly push your tool down into the crevice.

  • Be careful because the battery is glued to the rear cover, so it does take some force to separate.

  • Once you have a gap big enough, pull the battery off the cover.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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